Packaging Digest

29
Oct

Beer artistry: 6 years of winning Pabst Art Cans

A showcase of Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Can winners through 2019 coincides with the launch of the 2020 contest to celebrate the brand’s 175th year.Launched in 2014, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Can Contest has placed original art on more than 300 million 16-ounce cans and awarded more than $100,000 to…

18
Oct

Autumn flaunts food and beverage packaging developments

Looking for sustainable packaging options or ideas for foods and beverages? Good news! A lot has been happening in this area lately—from the introduction of a recyclable aluminum cup designed to replace disposable plastic to a blueprint from Dasani on how to improve its eco footprint.Each month, we review what topics…

12
Sep

Packaging design, sustainability successes dominate in August 2019

Between enjoying an end-of-summer vacation and preparing for a new school year, last month packaging professionals kept up to date on design and sustainability trends through avid reading of Packaging Digest articles.The list of top seven articles from August 2019, based on PackagingDigest.com page views from our global audience, starts with… 7….

9
Aug

Medical, packaging and smart manufacturing sessions tackle trends, issues

The conference program at the upcoming MinnPack and MD&M Minneapolis events helps packaging professionals stay on top of trends and critical issues in packaging and medtech. Some of the educational presentations are free to anyone attending the expos.The co-located shows MinnPack and MD&M Minneapolis—at the Minneapolis Convention Center Oct. 23-24—combine an…

8
Aug

Diverse packaging topics star in July 2019

Popular articles on PackagingDigest.com in the month of July 2019 were among the most diverse in recent memory, as far as topics go. Besides the ever-present interest in sustainability, readers explored packaging for #SpaceWeek, innovative snack packages, “chemicals of concern” and packaging proliferation.Here are the top five articles you were reading…

25
Jul

New plastic discovered: Solution to pollution?

Plastic packaging pundit Chandler Slavin comments on a new “infinitely recyclable” plastic that redefines the economics of packaging recycling. Poly(diketoenamine) or PDK could offer a solution to waste and pollution in the oceans. Environmental dread, that pang you feel in your chest when you read another story about the decay of our…

18
Jul

Packaging in space!

More than five decades ago, it was quite a leap for packaging engineers to design and produce containers and materials that could function on a spacecraft. So during Space Week and on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic moon landing (July 20), let’s celebrate the ingenuity of packages…

12
Jul

7 remarkable reads from the first half of 2019

Shifts in sustainability focus, ecommerce challenges and food packaging issues continue to lead the trends we’ve been tracking this year. With half of 2019 behind us, let’s look at the packaging stories our global packaging community deems most important.Based on page views from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2019, here are…

27
Jun

3 drug-delivery device ‘firsts’ win awards

Creating a new package in the highly regulated medical industry isn’t easy. When it happens, it should be rewarded. So we’re pleased to present the winners in the Drug-Delivery and Combination Products category in the 2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition.Medtech’s brightest and most innovative developers recently attended the premier…

24
Jun

12 trendy snack packs

I spy with my little eye a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their busy lives. 1. GoT cookie send-offTo celebrate the final season/episode…